Author Archives: Maren

Guest post — Todd Jenkins

I am so grateful to Todd Jenkins for his allowing me to reprint from Tuesday’s Muse, this remarkable poem that calls the United States to reparations. Read his other works here. Original Sin And you shall hallow the fiftieth year … Continue reading

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Last week of summer, 2019

These are the signs of season — grandchildren visited across the country, caught in a photograph limbs tangled in play as wild as swamp grasses under the shadow of the flying geese, a first anniversary of a friend’s death, and … Continue reading

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Cultivar la paz Cultivate Peace a gift from Red Crearte

A gift for us from Red Crearte …. Cultivate Peace Give us the bread that nourishes and dignifies life. Give us to drink the water that quenches all thirst. Give us the certainty/conviction of your living presence among of your … Continue reading

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The Work of Summer

Most people know Howard Thurman’s The Work of Christmas with its familiar challenge, not for tinsel and pageant and family time, but for the hard, cold days of January in the northern hemisphere. When the song of the angel is … Continue reading

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Guest post on hospitality — Jeff Doucette

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Jeff Doucette, a United Church of Canada pastor, Enniskillen Tyrone United Church in Bowmanville, Ontario, wrote a morning prayer for Casa which is an ecumenical and international online church. I am grateful for the permission to publish it here. Jeff … Continue reading

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In the Days of Hurricane Dorian

God, you speak from the siren of first responders and not the whirlwind. You comfort mourners in the Bahamas and those who sift through loss of home and business after the storm stayed and stayed over the islands and you … Continue reading

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“God doesn’t have grandchildren! and other moments of wisdom” in Bless this Mess — A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World

God doesn’t have grandchildren! and other moments of wisdom in Bless this Mess — A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World by Rev. Molly Baskette and Ellen O’Donnell, PhD (Convergent Books, 2019) If you know me … Continue reading

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